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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

Results: Since 2004 PAN has provided more than $4 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients.

Target demographics: Underinsured people with serious illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: 170,814

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Every day, the PAN Foundation helps thousands of people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases who have health insurance, but are unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their critical medical treatments. We offer nearly 70 disease-specific funds to help people with their out-of-pocket treatment costs and other types of support, such as financial assistance for transportation costs related to treatment.

Community Stories

150 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Gretchen K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation is a hero in my life. I have MS that’s well managed by an injectable med. After being pushed early onto Medicare as a result of collecting my SS for disability, my copay for that med rose from $50 to $2290, monthly. Yes, monthly. That amount is simply impossible for this freelance writer to afford. It’s far more than my mortgage payment... so my choice became 1) be homeless to pay for my med... or, stop my effective medication that’s preventing serious physical disability and remain home, alone and disabled. Yikes, right? When PAN accepted me for a grant, that changed my life immeasurably. Knowing I could keep a roof over my head AND take my meds that forestall full scale disability was like finding the secret to independent living. My heart goes out to the many people who struggle with choosing between poverty or disability or worse. I know there are many who carry that worry around 24/7 with no relief in sight. Pricey drugs DO work... but only if patients can afford them. The word blessing is overused, but in my case I’m blessed by PAN every day I’m not in a wheelchair or homeless. PAN truly holds the key to my quality of life. I’m ceaselessly grateful for the aid. And hope others who are locked into untenable health situations can know the same comfort PAN has granted me.

Comments ( 1 )

PAN_Foundation Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story! We are so glad we were able to help!

Gemia Pascale A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been happy to have the PAN Foundation helping to support my MS medication for several years. Their people are warm & friendly as well as always helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the assistance from PAN I strongly believe I would not be alive and stable. The medication I take for my heart failure would be out of reach for me with their assistance. Their Customer Service is exceptional.

Jeff B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

After a lengthy hospital stay, I was discharged with 20/800 vision due to ulcerated corneas. Legally blind. The miracle drug I needed to heal my corneas was very expensive. As an hourly employee, I had not worked in six months. My savings were gone and no money was coming in. After a 3-week wait, medical insurance decided they would pay, except my co-pay, which was $3,000. It would have taken months to raise that amount of money. However, PAN Foundation was recommended to financially help me. After a 15-minute conversation, I was immediately approved for the co-pay and able to receive the desperately needed medicine. Today, my eyes continue to heal and my vision is 20/40! I am very grateful to the volunteers and donors to the PAN Foundation.

Whylene M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have COPD and other underlying conditions.i am very thankful for this Orgañization.

Now that I've been told what my AIC is # 132 I can still order my supplies from Walmart once again.I am able to communicate with this network. One day hopefully I will find a responsible housekeeper..In case I need more equipment after my MRI at least I know that PAN IS HERE..

THANK YOU

SINCERELY © Whylene

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I underwent surgery and returned to normal life. But a few years ago I needed a harmonic therapy using expensive drugs (Eligard and Prolia).
I get injections every six months. The PAN program helps me pay for this treatment. Many thanks. I am a pensioner now and this is very important for my budget.
But there is a small problem: my treatment requires an interval of six months, and the program requires partial use of the allocated money every three months. A conflict arises.
Adjust the rule of payment of the money allocated by the program according to the implementation of the prescribed treatment, please.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am Parkinson’s patient, taking medications cost me a lot every year. I found PAN Foundation from the internet, with trying attitude of the heart, I registered and applied for the grant , which is approved immediately, I am so happy and very appreciated it ! The PAN Foundation is very organized nonprofit organization, all service members from employees to CEO are very nice and more efficient to client ! I am very lucky to be benefited from this nonprofit organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has been invaluable in providing assistance to help me afford my prostate cancer medication. Without them, I don’t know what I would have gone. Their portal is extremely easy to navigate and the people on the phone lines are so nice and helpful. Bless them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm living with stage 4 small cell lung cancer, while on social security disability which means very little money. Ihave went through my savings but the co-pays continue. Thanks to PAN I have breathing room in my budget, they pick up my immunotherapy copay and they help with my transportation to the doctor freeing up my mind from money worries. Thanks so very much.

Dotty G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caring, generous and effective! In addition to the financial support, the phone help has been excellent.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Pan for providing my Asthma in hailer cost. The cost was way beyond what I could afford. This organization has relieved a lot of stress for this lady. You are doing so much to bless so many. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have osteoporosis and get twice-a-year injections of Prolia. My copay is $500 each time and PAN covers this for me when they have the funds. This is such a blessing for me, a retired teacher who taught 40 years in Title I schools. I wouldn't be able to get these shots without the wonderful help from PAN.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I was diagnosed with MS and discovered that medication to slow the progression of this disease was close to $90,000 a year. That doesn’t count the other meds I take to address the symptoms. Just battling the disease was stressful enough, the cost of treatment was overwhelming. Being on Medicare disqualifies you for drug company assistance programs. Medicare only partially pays for medications, so even the copays were out of reach. Thankfully I heard about PAN. The day I called I was treated with respect and dignity. When I learned I had received a grant to assist with the copays, I literally sat and cried tears of disbelief and joy for 15 minutes! The help I receive from PAN makes treatment possible. Without them, my physical abilities and quality of life would be very different then what they are today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

unexpected out of pocket outpatient treatment expenses post bladder cancer surgery dealt a heavy blow to my social security minimal income in 2020,and my urologist was recommending 2 more years of this treatment to prevent cancer reestablishing post surgery.Desperately needed assistance to continue treatment and found and qualified for help from PAN.As a 70 year old techno toddler,the service representatives were always compassionate,patient and understanding in helping me navigate the health care system.Great effective work is being done here,very appreciative for the rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN has supported my purchase of Imbruvica for several years over and above my expectations. It is easy to apply online for aid and only minimal information is needed. The organization worked with my pharmacy to get me set up and brought my payments down to $0. They even provided support after my initial funding ran out during last year.

It is daunting enough to be diagnosed with leukemia, let alone being faced with fantastically high drug charges. PAN aid has been insupportstrumental in keeping my mental and financial health on an even keel. I deeply appreciate their support and highly recommend this foundation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in 2009. It was inoperable due to the location in the lung. I started receiving radiation and chemotherapy. I received a billing statement from the treatment facility for a very large amount of money so I talked with a financial person at the facility. She helped me get financial help through the PAN Foundation. This financial help helped to relieve the stress and anxiety of the billing and the subsequent payments going forward. This invaluable help gave the opportunity to keep my mind in a positive place. I did bet that first diagnosis. I was diagnosed two more times in the 5 years after that and the Pan Foundation helped me with financial support. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The Pan Foundation had some monies available to help with the treatment costs. Once again it was such a relief to know that I could count on the Pan Foundation once again. My thanks go to the Pan Foundation for peace of mind that I can once again receive my treatments so that I can conquer this diagnosis.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In 2020, I was diagnosed with e-asthma and was in need of the drug called, Nucalla, one injection a month which cost over $3000 per injection. With my insurance, that brought it down to approximately $900.00. This was devastating to us because my husband and I both are on Medicare and could not afford this, but at the same time I could not breath and desperately needed this medication. We hear about the Pan Foundation and applied for assistance. Thank God, they responded and paid for my medication. I am very thankful for what they have done to help me as well as others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have Parkinson's. I've had a difficult time finding a medication that comtrols my tremors, rigid muscles, and imvoluntary leg movements. Rytary works best and my doctor has worked with me to help me find the best dosage for me. Rytary has helped me have a better quality of life. Without the assistance of the patient access network association i wouldbe unable to afford rytary. I struggle now and without it I would have a very poor quality of life. Their financial help has changed my life. -Michael Carnell

Client Served

Rating: 5

my husband and i are on a limited income( social security income)and we have a medicare advantage plan/the co pays for some of our medication is high/i searched online for ways to lower our drug costs/i looked up the drug company that manufactures one of the meds i take and called the number listed/they had a program for one of my meds but not my husband/they gave me phone numbers of other places that might help/one of these phone numbers was to the pan foundation/i called and they had a program for my husband that would pay his co pay on one of his meds/there was a waiting list but he got in quickly and now whenever we go to his drugstore to refill this med we do not have the expense of a high co pay/we will have to renew every year but it is so worth it/it would be nice if they could offer this program for all drugs

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was unable to afford a very expensive drug prescribed for my ulcerative colitis. PAN made it possible to get three months supply. I had just stop purchasing it as the price was so unaffordable. The rescue me an McAfee a way. Very thankful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

parkinson’s is not much of a story but help paying for the needed medication is. thank you PAN!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Because of the financial help I am able to cure LCC - Cancer, other wise it wound not be possible. Thanks very very much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the PAN Foundation as they have helped me so much in big ways saving me money in many ways.
I receive a grant yearly for Parkinson’s medication costing me nothing for 1 of my meds where out of pocket is nothing.
Second is a Travel Card where I can use it for traveling to and from appointments, flight and hotel if needed.
I am amazed how every so often there are more options for helping, thank you PAN!!

Sue A.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Some of my medications were very expensive, and it was a relief when PAN agreed to pay for my Breo. It has made a huge difference in my financial outlook. I appreciate the help very much. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The medication that was recommended for me after my lung cancer surgery costs over $3,000/month. This year my husband is losing the pension from his former employer, which means we would have to cover our expenses from our retirement savings.

The grant from the PAN foundation was a godsend. The people we talked to on the phone were very polite and respectful. They were very helpful in explaining the enrollment, how to apply for a grant, and even helping us with an internet browser issue.

When we received confirmation that the grant had been awarded, we could not believe our luck and good fortune! The people at the PAN foundation are outstanding and we will never forget how they helped us at this difficult time.

Jan H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have prostate cancer in I need to take this medicine daily cost $7000 a year and was not covered by my insurance I apply with Pan for a Grant in got approved within 20 minutes. Bank you Pan you are a lifesaver . May God be in everybody's corner in my position

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was experiencing a prolonged asthma exacerbation that required inhaled steroids. My insurance would not cover $220 for a one month supply. I am retired and living solely on my social security. Rent had recently increased. I could not afford the medication for one month let alone as a monthly recurring medication. Alternative medications that would be more affordable were not available. The doctor's office and pharmacy could not suggest any alternative medications or any sources for assistance. I am not eligible for SSI. I was searching the internet for some source for financial assistance for this medication when I discovered PAN Foundation. I didn't know if I would qualify but I completed their forms. I had nothing to lose. To my relief I was approved that same day. After providing the pharmacy with the necessary information, I picked up my medication the following morning. It is now two and a half months later and my asthma is well controlled. The shortness of breath and incessant coughing are gone. Without PAN Foundation I would not have been able to afford the medication and would still be struggling to breathe and coughing constantly. I cannot thank the people at PAN Foundation enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pan Foundation helped me obtain my prescription medication. There assistance was crucial to my health and well being. Thank you so much.

Lorraine D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2013 but showed no real symptoms for about 5 years. After 8 months of intermittent illness and hospitalization, I was prescribed a targeted medicine, but without PAN's assistance, I could never have been able to afford my CLL medications. I am very grateful for PAN's presence in my health care regime. I can honestly say they are responsible for adding years to my life expectancy with this disease. I can return to living a normal life once this pandemic is over. Thank you to PAN!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has assisted me in medical expenses for my Stage 4 colon cancer chemo treatments for last year and this year. Chemo treatments every other week have put me and my wife into a financial burden with out of pocket expenses. The help we have received from PAN has helped tremendously! Anytime I have spoken to someone, they have been so helpful! Thank you so much to PAN Foundation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a great shock when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, to learn that it had already spread to many parts of my skeleton and soft tissues. At first I could manage the costs of the prescription drugs, but when it was time for Provenge, the cost was more than we could handle, given our total support for an adult ill daughter. The PAN foundation came through with a grant to cover my expensive meds; it essentially extended my life. I and my family are full of gratitude to PAN.
Richard Arden Slotter

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without PAM assistance, I would not have been able to receive a top-rated drug for
my cancer.
My application for assistance was handled with efficiency and care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN Foundation has been literally a tremendous help to me. They have help me during the most critical time of my life, unexpected Cancer diagnosis, by standing on the gap of my medical needs and giving me the opportunity to continue fighting. They are courteous, attentive and always staying in touch giving encouragement and information. Thank you PAN Foundation.
Jesus Gonzalez

Sandra Welch M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me pay for my MS medication. It is extremely expensive but you have to have it. I am very grateful to to organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Praise the Lord for this PAN nonprofit! It has allowed my husband to have the ultimate care with his advanced cancer. There is no way we could afford the medication as well as the immunotherapy he has had. And when you think that treatment was difficult to have because of travel to areas where you need to be, they are right there to help with that as well. It is more than we knew to ask for, handled so well by great, caring people.

Titus D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Was Going through Difficulties Paying For Things I Truly Needed.I Heard About the Pan Foundation and Called And Got Immediate Assistance.They Were Truly Helpful in My Time Of Need And I Will Forever be Grateful.Thank You!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve had prostate cancer now for a little over ten years now and with the help of some great doctors as well as others in the medical community, we’ve been able to keep it under control. However, a few months ago when my PSA level started to increase, I felt depressed and wondered if this was the beginning of the end. But again, with the help of my physician and especially the Pan Foundation, my PSA level is now where it’s suppose to be. So in closing I would like to thank everyone who is connected to the Pan Foundation for your help in making it possible to get the medication I needed to fight this terrible disease.

Yours truly,

Ron A

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have cancer and my medication cost 12.000 a month with out penn help I would loose my life. I owe them my life. Thank you for all you do

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have two types of cancer: non-hodgkins lymphoma and prostate. Both are incurable. Both require me to take oral chemotherapy on an ongoing basis. Even with Part D Medicare, my combined out of pocket expenses for these drugs would be over $1,000 per MONTH without the financial assistance I am getting.

PAN is an amazing organization that provides me with significant assistance that requires virtually nothing on my part except a simple application. I am continually astonished at the amount of aid they provide me and how little they ask in turn. PAN has had a significant impact on my financial situation and I am deeply grateful for their assistance. PAN is the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my husband was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, we were told that his cancer was "treatable but not curable." We soon learned that his cancer was treatable at very great cost. We are fortunate that his cancer has been well controlled by Xtandi for six years. And we are very fortunate that the PAN Foundation has helped us pay for the Xtandi. PAN is helping save my husband's life! Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A blessing that helped get urgent treatment taken care of! Thank you PAN!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife has been taking medication for her Parkinson's Disease but a new formula became available. The co-pay was going to be significant and hard to pay.
The PAN Foundation was suggested and we applied. We were treated with respect and the people were very helpful.
We received a grant for a full year of copayments. We were able to set it up with our provider for them to bill PAN directly which was unexpected and very convenient.
They did a great job for us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

At age 63 I was diagnosed with a rare MPN called essential thrombocythemia when i had routine labs and my platelets over 1 million. After struggling taking hydroxyurea for four years with chronic bronchitis and painful mouth ulcers, I joined a support group and learned about pegasys interferon alpha 2a treatment. If it wasnt for being accepted into PANs program, I wouldn't be able to afford this transforming treatment. Not only have I not been sick in spite of compromised immune system, but my regular labs are nearly all in normal range. Thanks to PAN and peg interferon, my platelets also have returned to normal range for the first time. At my age, now 69, I cant imagine dealing with the challenges of my disease without the support of the wonderful helpful people at PAN!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support staff at my Doctor's medical practice were aware of how difficult it is financially for me regarding certain drugs for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. They helped my with the PAN Foundation and I feel blessed to have affiliated with PAN.

John Schoenauer

Client Served

Rating: 5

At 87 and with cancer I would have gone without the needed medication that slows down the progression of my cancer had it not been for the generous help from this PAN foundation.
I will forever be thankful for their help.
Eleanor Gagnon

Client Served

Rating: 5

when I first found out I had cancer I was in denial.Then when I found out the cost of the medication I didn't think we could afford to get it. I was told about the PAN FOUNDATION which helped me and my family greatly
Thanks again for your help
Ernest Guttman

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t speak, for others, but I know that, I would not be able to get the medication, that my cancer requires.
“THANK YOU “

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patient Access Network Foundation has changed my life. Seventy-one years old and suffering from hypokalemia, a kidney disorder. I'm suffering from stage 4 CKD & have been able to barely make ends meet financially on social security. PAN Foundation has helped me to purchase my very costly prescription under 2 generous grants over the years. Without this assistance id be going without medication I badly need. I've called a number of times and love your caring and very efficient staff. I'm even signing in online now. I've spoken to Dwayne who provides exceptional & knowledgable help. Your other staff is so compassionate and informative - I thank God every day for PAN's great assistance providing me with necessary lifesaving medicine.
For those who are generous to give I suggest PAN as a lifesaving compassionate option.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pan Foundation has assisted me with medication that I couldn't have afforded on my own.
My health issues could have exceeded to a very unhealthy situation with the possibility of death.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with PAN has been excellent! I have been taking a drug that is a Category 5 drug under Medicare. Each month I face a large out-of-pocket expense due to the significant portion of the drug that is not covered under Medicare. I would fall in the "Medigap", which would mean thousands of dollars expense to pay the remaining portion of the d rug costs. Thank you for your willingness to help by paying this significant cost! I will almost certainly face this expense for the rest of my life due to the need to take the drug I'm on or one similar to it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was unable to afford all the medicines I needed to take for heart failure. The nurse at the clinic told us about the PAN foundation. We applied are we are now able to get the medicine I needed for this year. Thank you to so many people the give to the PAN foundation and make it possible for me to continue with my treatments!!! You are such a blessing to me and my family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has literally saved my life! There is no way I could afford the copays for my expensive cancer medication, so I say, with all my heart, thank you, PAN Foundation for your help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the PAN Foundation's generous financial help, I am alive today. I have Leukemia (CLL) and with the Pan Foundations generous help I have been able to afford two miracle drugs which cost over $1,000 a month. I will be forever grateful to PAN for their generosity, understanding and kindness. The PAN Foundation sets the mark for what a nonprofit should strive for in meeting their stated mission. Thank you PAN!

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no way I could afford my PD meds without the assistance of The Pan Foundation. I am forever grateful for their help in controlling this relentless disease.

Shirley F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of thousands who needed medication that was way too expensive for my budget. I was told about this foundation and was amazed at receiving the assistance. I am so very grateful for this program; to those who contribute, a huge thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The application process was simple and response immediate. However first time out my fund closed quickly. Just in the nick of time I received an email informing me my fund had reopened. I immediately tried to reapply had some difficulty on line but called and was assisted by a bright, pleasant young lady who assisted me in completing new app. Within days I was notified I had received my funding and was over joyed. It has been a simple experience in getting my much needed medication through my local pharmacy and they accepted my information from PAN and voila! My meds! Thank you forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have no idea where I would be or even alive without PAN.
I have been asthmatic since I was 4 years old. So asthma has had control of me for 60 years. I was told you will outgrow it, if you loss weight it would go away. But nothing ever changed, I am on more medicine than ever before. I cannot afford my medication and I have PAN to thank. It is a wonderful foundation. I wish it covered some of my other medications. Some companies refuse you if have any drug coverage. I love the PAN Foundation!

Annette S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A PAN grant has helped to lift a financial burden from my shoulders. Every three months, I have to refill an expensive prescription to keep my Parkinson's Disease from severely affecting my ability to function normally. Medicare pays for most of it, but I am left with a copay of $125. The grant covers that cost for which I am grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am honored and very grateful for your help. I am a severe asthmatic and disabled. The co-pays for my inhalers are in excess of $350 monthly!
I would not be able to buy groceries without your help, thank you from the bottom of my heart, God Bless

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN Foundation came through for me when I needed it most. In 2018, I had health issues that almost ruined my kidneys. I now have to deal with hyperkalemia, or a high potassium condition that can be very harmful if not kept in check. The thing that helps most is a potassium blocker that is very expensive, and I am a senior on a fixed income. But PAN Foundation came to the rescue and has helped cover the cost of the treatment and has literally helped to safely contain my hyperkalemia condition. I am truly grateful for the help they have given me. They do good things to help people in need. How cool is that?

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the help with from the Pan Foundation I am not sure how I could afford all of these specialty meds. I have CKD stage 4 and thanks to the Pan Foundation My CKD is doing ok. I recently had a cardiac arrest and it almost wiped out my kidney function but thanks to the Pan foundation I still have my kidneys. The medication they help me with is very helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with hepatitis c I had blue cross blue shield. But this still left me with a co-pay that was way out of my income each month. I would not have been able to get through the treatment had it not been from the support I got from the pan foundation. Today I’m cured of hep c. I’m truly grateful for the support of the pan foundation. Larry Cooper.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was found to have critical levels of potassium in my blood, I was put on Veltassa immediately. Since I am retired with limited income, and being on other expensive medicines, I didn't know what to do. I talked to my nephrologist regarding dropping some medicines but was referred to a Walgreen pharmacy who brought the PAN foundation to my attention. It was a godsend to have the help of this organization in meeting my medical requirements. I will always be indebted to that foundation for their invaluable assistance.

Sandy B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with MS almost 4 years ago and needed medication. This medication is very expensive but I had private insurance and was able to get my medication at no cost through a program that the pharmaceutical company had. When I went on Medicare, that support was gone. Enter the PAN Foundation. I was able to continue with my medication without compromising my health. If I had to pay for my medication, I would have to decide between eating, utilities or even staying in my home. PAN Foundation has stepped up to help and I am forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped me when I needed it the most. Good caring people.